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Table 3 Differences in GP consultation of women in different BMI-categories: bivariate and multilevel analyses

From: Moderately overweight and obese patients in general practice: a population based survey

  Bivariate analyses a) Percentage that visited GP for ICPC-chapter Multilevel logistic regression b,c) Adjusted odds ratios [95% BI]
ICPC-Chapter BMI < 25 kg/m2 (n = 2800) BMI 25- <30 kg/m2 (n = 1488) BMI = 30 kg/m2 (n = 608)   BMI 25- <30 kg/m2 BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
General (A) 14.0 14.0 16.0 ns 0.92 [0.76–1.11] 1.03 [0.80–1.33]
Blood and blood forming organs (B) 4.0 3.7 4.1 ns 0.85 [0.60–1.19] 0.86 [0.54–1.37]
Gastro-intestinal (D) 15.7 17.5 23.4 p < 0.001 0.99 [0.83–1.18] 1.35* [1.08–1.69]
Eye (F) 8.2 10.1 10.0 ns 0.99 [0.79–1.24] 1.02 [0.75–1.39]
Ear (H) 10.6 11.6 12.3 p = 0.031 0.96 [0.78–1.18] 1.03 [0.78–1.36]
Cardiovascular system (K) 15.4 26.3 35.4 p < 0.001 1.37* [1.15–1.62] 2.16* [1.73–2.69]
Musculoskeletal system (L) 37.1 44.8 51.3 p < 0.001 1.22* [1.06–1.39] 1.52* [1.25–1.84]
Nervous system (N) 9.6 11.4 13.2 p = 0.017 1.08 [0.86–1.32] 1.20 [0.91–1.58]
Psychic problems (P) 15.3 16.5 15.5 ns 0.96 [0.80–1.15] 0.83 [0.64–1.07]
Respiratory system (R) 29.9 34.7 42.1 p < 0.001 1.08 [0.94–1.24] 1.41* [1.17–1.71]
Skin (S) 29.9 30.0 36.2 p = 0.007 0.99 [0.86–1.15] 1.25* [1.03–1.52]
Endocrine system (T) 5.6 11.7 17.9 p < 0.001 1.62* [1.28–2.05] 2.52* [1.91–3.33]
Urinary tract (U) 9.4 11.1 13.7 p = 0.005 1.00 [0.81–1.23] 1.19 [0.90–1.57]
Pregnancy, anticonception (W) 20.2 12.2 10.0 p < 0.001 1.09 [0.88–1.35] 0.81 [0.58–1.14]
Reproductive system women (X) 25.9 21.6 28.6 p = 0.003 0.93 [0.79–1.09] 1.19 [0.96–1.47]
Social problems (Z) 4.0 3.0 4.3 ns 0.70 [0.49–1.02] 1.00 [0.64–1.58]
  1. a) significance test: Pearson Chi-square test, ns = not significant (p < 0.05), ns = not significant (p > 0.05)
  2. b) Multilevel logistic regression, odds ratios are corrected for age, sex, educational level, type of health insurance, residence, smoking, alcohol consumption and exercising
  3. c) reference in multilevel logistic regression is BMI < 25
  4. * p < 0.05